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Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground is the latest release from multi-GRAMMY nominee, MacArthur Fellow, and Doris Duke Award recipient, violinist Regina Carter. Releasing before the most consequential election in American history, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, this politically charged fourteen-track collection strives to illuminate the power of democracy and serve as a beacon of hope during these unprecedented times.

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"Ms. Carter is widely considered the finest jazz violinist of her generation, a hard-charging soloist whose precisely focused tone and graceful way with a ballad hint at her long years of classical training.”NY Times

“Carter's technique is flawless throughout the album…”Black Grooves

“Featuring nine arrangements of Fitzgerald’s songs, this album puts Carter’s imagination on full display.”Black Grooves

“On her new disc, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, she celebrates the centennial legacy of Ella Fitzgerald, bringing an invigorating modernity that’s steeped firmly in the now”AARP

Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Celebrates The Legacy of Ella FitzgeraldWBUR 90.9

Regina Carter and her violin: a human voice has never sounded so true.DC Metro Theater Arts

JazzTimes is proud to premiere “ Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” the first track from Ella: Accentuate the Positive.JazzTimes

Carter herself is rich and sensuous in all frames, crying with lusciousness on “Dedicated to You” and lovely signing on “Judy.” Still, a charmer with pluck.Jazz Weekly

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